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re: Names

By on 1.26.07 | 6:02AM

Jay, that's a funny column. Ever see the quirky movie, The Perez Family, with Marisa Tomei at her best? Ambitious immigrants, all named Perez, invent a family connection and actually form a family of sorts to get ahead in America. And what to make of the homogenization in the Islamic world, where some 40% (as I recall) of boys get the name Muhammed.

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